The last post, How GM's Radical 1959 Chevrolet Came to Be generated quite a bit of interest. So to add some fuel to the fire, presented here are several pages from Special Interest Autos, GM's Far-Out '59s—When Imagination Ran Rampant.
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
About the last two photos.
The iconic '60 Chevy (derived from the '59), looks pretty good in spite of what they went through to get there.
Then there is the car not created at GM, but is somehow vaguely familiar to a certain LeSabre. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I've been wanting to publish this image for quite some time, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I can imagine what the pitch might have been like. An alternative to a Zil limousine for the rising politboro star to drive to his summer dacha perhaps?—Dean’s Garage